Ashley Graham has had a lot of firsts this year.
After becoming the first plus-size model to land the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, Graham is now on the coveted cover of British Vogue's December issue. "What an absolute honor!" she captioned an Instagram post of herself on the high fashion magazine. "My first #Vogue cover!! Thank you to everyone at @britishvogue! #covergirl #beautybeyondsize #liveyourdreams"
On the cover, Graham sports an embellished bomber jacket and appears to be wearing very little makeup while her hair blows in the wind.
No doubt about it, 2016 has been the 28-year-old model's year, and ET has been there to watch her star rise.
But it hasn't always been easy. In a candid interview with ET in May, Graham opened up about the struggles she faced coming up in the modeling industry. "I think I was about 18 years old, and I already had an agent tell me that I needed to lose weight, I had clients tell me I needed to lose weight," she recalled. "I still didn't have that gumption to lose weight for them. It was truly, it came from within. It was, 'Are you healthy? Are you happy? Is this a woman you want to hang out with?' And all those answers were no."